This movie is wrong on so many levels...
...but it's awesome on so many levels, too. I have very mixed feelings
about Kissing Cousins. It threads on very thin ice, both morally and
emotionally. As the title suggests, the movie has cousins kissing in
it.That alone can deter or even disgust some people. On the other hand,
the acting is great, especially Rebecca Hazlewood who gives an
outstanding performance despite the lousy script.
The story itself is a risky venture into the taboos and sensitive parts
of today's relationships. Break-ups, friendships, old wounds, fears,
desires, misconceptions and forbidden love, it's all in there. It was
an awesome movie, it was progressing beautifully and...it just ended.
Yes, my main problem with Kissing Cousins: it's unfinished. I was
waiting for some epilogue, some moral lesson, some closure, but it
never comes. Poof, credits. I know it's left to our imagination what
happens after the "final" line is said in a movie, but there is no
"final" line here, something is missing.
The script is full of holes and unexplained, undetailed things. It's
like the movie is missing some scenes. The only thing saving this movie
from the gutter is the idea. It boldly goes where no big romance story
has gone before, but ultimately fails to deliver the final word. I'm
quite sorry about that. But if you want to see a great love-story,
watch it, you won't regret it..
Sweet with a Twist of Curry
A very sweet romantic comedy with an original plot. Jaleel White is
hilarious and Rebecca Hazelwood is a doll. This unpredictable comedy is
a must see because it not only delivers the fuzzies of a romantic
comedy but also some uncomfortable filial squirms. I've followed this
director for some time because of his independent short films,
including call center and little man. He brings the same keen eye for
humor and pathos to this film as he did to those award winning shorts.
I understand that he is now working on a short called the crossing,
which I can't wait to see. I think Kissing Cousins will be the film to
bring this director into the mainstream and up to the big leagues in
terms of big budget comedy..